Asundi K, Johnson PW, Dennerlein JT. Variance in direct exposure measures of typing force and wrist kinematics across hours and days among office computer workers. Ergonomics. 2012;55(8):874-884.  PMID: 22676481.

Bruno Garza JL., Eijckelhofb,  BHW, Johnson, PW, Raina SW. Rynellf P, Huysman MA, van Dieën JH, van der Beek A.J.  Blatter, BM, Dennerlein, JT.  Observed differences in upper extremity forces, muscle efforts, postures, velocities, and accelerations across computer activities in a field study of office workers.  Ergonomics.  Jun 2012; 55(6):670-681. PMID: 22455518

Buxton OM, Hopcia K, Sembajwe G, Porter JH, Dennerlein JT, Kenwood C, Stoddard AM, Hashimoto D, Sorensen G. Relationship of Sleep Deficiency to Perceived Pain and Functional Limitations in Hospital Patient Care Workers. J Occup Environ Med. Jul 2012;54(7):851-858.  PMID: 22796931.

Dennerlein JT, Hopcia K, Sembajwe G, Kenwood C, Stoddard AM, Tveito TH,Hashimoto DM, Sorensen G,. Ergonomic practices within patient care units are associated with musculoskeletal pain and limitations, American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2012: 55(2): 107-116. PMID  22113975

Faber GS, Chang CC, Kingma I, Schepers HM, Herber S, Veltink PH, Dennerlein JT. A force plate based method for the calibration of force/torque sensors.  Journal of Biomechanics, 2012: 45(7):1332-8. PMID: 22444348

Johnson PW, Ciriello VM, Kerin KJ, Dennerlein JT. Using electrical stimulation to measure physiological changes in the human extensor carpi ulnaris muscle after prolonged low-level repetitive ulnar deviation. Appl Ergon. May 15 2012.  PMID: 22595493.

Mehrdad R, Dennerlein JT, Morshedizadeh M. Musculoskeletal Disorders and Ergonomic Hazards among Iranian Physicians. Archives of Iranian medicine. Jun 2012;15(6):370-374.  PMID: 22642248

Reme SE, Dennerlein JT, Hashimoto D, Sorensen G.  Musculoskeletal Pain and Psychological Distress in Hospital Patient Care Workers.  Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 22466375

Trudeau M, Young JG, Jindrich DL, Dennerlein JT.  Thumb motor performance varies with thumb and wrist posture during single-handed mobile phone use.  J. Biomechanics, 2012; 45(14):2349-54.  PMID: 22858316.

Trudeau M, Udtamadilok T, Karlson AK, Dennerlein JT.  Thumb Motor Performance Varies by Movement Orientation, Direction, and Device Size during Single-Handed Mobile Phone Use.  Human Factors, 2012: 54(1): 51-59.  PMID: 22409102

Young JG, Trudeau M, Odell D, Marinelli K, Dennerlein JT.  Touch-screen tablet user configurations and case-supported tilt affect head and neck flexion angles.  Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation.  2012: 41(1):81-91. PMID:  22246308


Asundi A. Johnson PW, Dennerlein JT. Does elevating and tilting the input device support surface affect typing force and postural exposures of the wrist? Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation.  2011: 39(2):187-193. PMID:  21673446

Asundi K; Odell D; Luce A; Dennerlein JT Changes in posture through the use of simple inclines with notebook computers placed on a standard desk.  Applied Ergonomics, 2012: 43(2):400-407. PMID: 21774912.

Bruno J, Li, Z, Trudeau M, Raina S, Dennerlein JT. A single video-camera based postural assessment system to measure rotation of the shoulder during computer use. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 2012;28(3):343-348.  PMID: 21908899

Catena RD, DiDomenico A, Banks JJ, Dennerlein JT. Balance control during lateral load transfers over a slippery surface. Ergonomics. Nov 2011;54(11):1060-1071. PMID: 22026949

Lusk AC. Furth PG, Morency P, Miranda-Moreno LF, Willett WC,  Dennerlein JT. Risk of Injury for Bicycling on Cycle Tracks vs in the Street. Injury Prevention, 2011: 17 (2):131-135. PMID: 21307080

Qin J, Trudeau M, Katz JN, Buckholz B, Dennerlein JT. Biomechanical loading on the upper extremity increases from single key tapping to directional tapping. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2011: 21(4) 587–594.  PMID: 21216620

Ronk CJ, Dennerlein JT, Hoffman E, Perry MJ. Is renovation riskier than new construction? An observational comparison of risk factors for stepladder-related falls. Am J Ind Med. 2011;54(8):579-585. PMID: 21520211

Sorensen G, Stoddard, AM, Stoffel S, Buxton O, Sembajwe G, Hashimoto DM, Dennerlein JT, Hopcia K.  The Role of the Work Context in Multiple Wellness Outcomes for Hospital Patient Care Workers. Journal of Environmental and Occupational Medicine. 2011: 53(8):899-910.  PMID: 21775897

Xu X, Chang CC, Faber GS, Kingma I, Dennerlein JT. The validity and inter-rater reliability of video-based posture observation during asymmetric lifting tasks. Hum Factors. Aug 2011;53(4):371-382. PMID: 21901934


Kennedy CA, Amick BC, Dennerlein JT, Brewer S, Catli S, Williams R, Serra C, Gerr F, Irvin E, Mahood Q, Franzblau A, Van Eerd D, Evanoff B, Rempel D. Systematic review of the role of occupational health and safety interventions in the prevention of upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms, signs, disorders, injuries, claims and lost time.  Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2010; 20( 2): 127-162.

Xu X, Chang CC, Faber GS, Kingma I, Dennerlein JT. Comparing polynomial and cubic spline interpolation of segment angles for estimating L5/S1 net moment during symmetric lifting tasks.  J. Biomechanics. 2010 Feb 10;43(3):583-6

Asundi K; Odell D; Luce A; Dennerlein JT.  Notebook computer use on a desk, lap, and lap support: Effects on posture, performance, and comfort. Ergonomics.  2010; 53(1):74-82.

Straker L, Maslen B, Burgess-Limerick R, Johnson PW and Dennerlein JT. Evidence-based guidelines for the wise use of computers by children: Physical development guidelines. Ergonomics, Ergonomics. 2010; 53(4):458-77.

Qin J, Lee D, Li Z, Chen H, Dennerlein JT. Estimating in vivo passive forces of the index finger muscles: Exploring model parameters. J. Biomechanics.  2010: 7;43(7):1358-63

Mehrdad R, Dennerlein JT, Aminian O, Haghighat M. Association between psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal disorders among Iranian nurses. Am J Ind Med. 2010 53(10):1032-9

Xu X, Chang CC, Faber GS, Kingma I, Dennerlein JT.  Interpolation of segment Euler angles can provide a robust estimation of segment angular trajectories during asymmetric lifting tasks. J. Biomechanics, J Biomech. 2010 Jul 20;43(10):2043-8..

Chang CH, Menéndez CC, Robertson MM, Amick BC 3rd, Johnson PW, Del Pino RJ, Dennerlein JT. Daily self-reports resulted in information bias when assessing exposure duration to computer use. Am J Ind Med. 2010 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Siegal DS, Levine D, Siewert B, Lagrotteria D, Affeln D, Dennerlein J, Boiselle PM. Repetitive stress symptoms among radiology technologists: prevalence and major causative factors. J. American College of Radiology (in press).

Catena R, DiDomenico A, Banks J, Dennerlein JT. The effect of load weight on balance control during lateral box transfers. Ergonomics.  53(11): 1359-1367.


Won EJ, Johnson PW, Punnett L, Dennerlein JT. Upper extremity biomechanics in computer tasks differ by gender. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2009;19, 428-436.

Lee DL, Kuo P, Jindrich DJ, Dennerlein JT. Computer Keyswitch Force-Displacement Characteristics Affect Muscle Activity Patterns During Index Finger Tapping. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2009 Oct;19(5):810-20.

Barrero LH, Katz JN, Perry M, Krishnan R, Ware JH, Dennerlein JT. Intermittent work causes bias in self-reported activity duration: Mechanisms and implications for exposure assessment and epidemiology. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2009 66(1): 38-44.

Dennerlein JT, Ronk CJ, Perry MJ. Portable ladder assessment tool development and validation- quantifying best practices in the field. Safety Science, 2009 47: 636-639

Chang CH, Johnson PW, Katz JN, Eisen EA, Dennerlein JT.  Typing keystroke duration changed after submaximal isometric finger exercises. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2009: 105(1): 93-101

Houwink A, Oude Hengel KM, Odell D, Dennerlein JT. Providing ergonomic instructions enhances the biomechanical improvements of an alternative computer mouse design. Human Factors, 2009: 51(1): 46 -55.

Barrero LH, Katz JN, Dennerlein JT.  Self-reported ergonomic demands for occupational epidemiological research of musculoskeletal disorders: current instruments, methodological issues and future directions.  Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health. 2009;35(4):245-260

Jacobs, K, Johnson P, Dennerlein J, Peterson D, Kaufman J, Gold J, Williams S, Richmond N, Karban S, Firn E, Ansong E, Hudak S, Tung K, Hall V, Pencina K, Pencina M.  University students’ notebook computer use, Applied Ergonomics 2009, 40(3):404-9.

Asundi K, Johnson P, Dennerlein JT. Inertial artifacts and their effect on the parameterization of keyboard reaction forces. Ergonomics, 2009 Oct;52(10):1259-64

Gold JE, Cherniack M, Hanlon A, Dennerlein JT; Dropkin J. Skin temperature in the dorsal hand of office workers and severity of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders.  International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.  2009.  82(10):1281-92.

Chaumont Menéndez C, Amick Iii BC, Joe Chang CH, Harrist RB, Jenkins M, Robertson M, Janowitz I, Rempel DM, Katz JN, Dennerlein JT. Evaluation of two posture survey instruments for assessing computing postures among college students. Work. 2009; 34(4):421-30.

Chaumont Menéndez C, Amick III BC, Chang CH, Harrist RB, Jenkins M, Robertson M, Janowitz I, Rempel DM, Katz JN, Dennerlein JT. Evaluation of two posture survey instruments for assessing computing postures among college students. Work. 2009; 34(4):421-30


Lee DL, McLoone H, Dennerlein JT. Observed finger behaviour during computer mouse use. Appl Ergon 2008; 39:107-13.

Oude Hengel KM, Houwink A, Odell D, van Dieën J, Dennerlein JT. Smaller external notebook mice have different effects on posture and muscle activity. Clinical Biomechanics, 2008; 23: 727–734.

Menendez CC, Amick BC 3rd, Chang CH, Dennerlein JT, Harrist R., Jenkins M, Robertson M, Katz JN. Computer Use Patterns Associated with Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Symptoms. J Occup Rehabil, 2008 18(2), 166-174

Chang CH, Johnson PW, Dennerlein JT.  A Wide Range of Activity Duration Cutoffs Provided Unbiased Estimates of Exposure to Computer Use. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene, 2008; 5(12): 790-6.


Chang CH, Amick BC, 3rd, Menendez CC, Katz JN, Johnson PW, Robertson M, Dennerlein JT. Daily computer usage correlated with undergraduate students’ musculoskeletal symptoms. Am J Ind Med 2007; 50:481-8.

Dennerlein JT, Kingma I, Visser B, van Dieën J.  The contribution of the wrist, elbow and shoulder joints during single finger tapping. J. Biomechanics, 2007; 40, 3013-22, 2007.

Kotani K, Barrero LH, Lee DL, Dennerlein JT. Effect of horizontal position of the computer keyboard on upper extremity posture and muscular load during computer work. Ergonomics 2007; 50:1419-32.

Lee DL, Fleisher J, McLoone HE, Kotani K, Dennerlein JT. Alternative computer mouse design and testing to reduce finger extensor muscle activity during mouse use. Hum Factors 2007; 49:573-84.

Menendez CC, Amick BC, 3rd, Jenkins M, Janowitz I, Rempel DM, Robertson M, Dennerlein JT, Chang CH, Katz JN. A multi-method study evaluating computing-related risk factors among college students. Work 2007; 28:287-297.


Balakrishnan AD, Jindrich DL, Dennerlein JT. Keyswitch orientation can reduce finger joint torques during tapping on a computer keyswitch. Hum Factors 2006; 48:121-9.

Barrero LH, Hsu YH, Terwedow H, Perry MJ, Dennerlein JT, Brain JD, Xu X. Prevalence and physical determinants of low back pain in a rural Chinese population. Spine 2006; 31:2728-34.

Dennerlein JT, Johnson PW. Different computer tasks affect the exposure of the upper extremity to biomechanical risk factors. Ergonomics 2006; 49:45-61.

Dennerlein JT, Johnson PW. Changes in upper extremity biomechanics across different mouse positions in a computer workstation. Ergonomics 2006; 49:1456-69.

Dennerlein JT, DiMarino MH. Forearm electromyographic changes with the use of a haptic force-feedback computer mouse. Hum Factors 2006; 48:130-41.

Kuo PL, Lee DL, Jindrich DL, Dennerlein JT. Finger joint coordination during tapping. J Biomech 2006; 39:2934-42.


Rempel D, Dennerlein J, Mote CD, Jr., Armstrong T. A method of measuring fingertip loading during keyboard use. J Biomech 1994; 27:1101-4.

Dennerlein JT, Miller JM, Mote CD, Jr., Rempel DM. A low profile human tendon force transducer: the influence of tendon thickness on calibration. J Biomech 1997; 30:395-7.

Dennerlein JT, Mote CD, Jr., Rempel DM. Control strategies for finger movement during touch-typing. The role of the extrinsic muscles during a keystroke. Exp Brain Res 1998; 121:1-6.

Dennerlein JT, Diao E, Mote CD, Jr., Rempel DM. Tensions of the flexor digitorum superficialis are higher than a current model predicts. J Biomech 1998; 31:295-301.

Dennerlein JT, Diao E, Mote CD, Jr., Rempel DM. In vivo finger flexor tendon force while tapping on a keyswitch. J Orthop Res 1999; 17:178-84.

Dennerlein JT, Yang MC. Haptic force-feedback devices for the office computer: performance and musculoskeletal loading issues. Hum Factors 2001; 43:278-86.

Okamura AT, Cutkosky MR, Dennerlein JT. Reality-Based Models for Vibration Feedback in Virtual Environments. ASME/IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics 2001; 6:245-253.

Ciriello VM, Bennie KJ, Johnson PW, Dennerlein JT. Comparison of Three Psychophysical Techniques to Establish Maximum Acceptable Torques of Repetitive Ulnar Deviation. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science 2002; 3:274-284

Bennie KJ, Ciriello VM, Johnson PW, Dennerlein JT. Electromyographic activity of the human extensor carpi ulnaris muscle changes with exposure to repetitive ulnar deviation. Eur J Appl Physiol 2002; 88:5-12.

Dennerlein JT, Soumekh FS, Fossel AH, Amick BC, 3rd, Keller RB, Katz JN. Longer distal motor latency predicts better outcomes of carpal tunnel release. J Occup Environ Med 2002; 44:176-83.

Dennerlein JT, Meeker JD. Occupational injuries among Boston bicycle messengers. Am J Ind Med 2002; 42:519-25.

Chen JC, Chang WR, Shih TS, Chen CJ, Chang WP, Dennerlein JT, Ryan LM, Christiani DC. Predictors of whole-body vibration levels among urban taxi drivers. Ergonomics 2003; 46:1075-90.

Dennerlein JT, Ciriello VM, Kerin KJ, Johnson PW. Fatigue in the forearm resulting from low-level repetitive ulnar deviation. AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 2003; 64:799-805.

Jindrich DL, Zhou Y, Becker T, Dennerlein JT. Non-linear viscoelastic models predict fingertip pulp force-displacement characteristics during voluntary tapping. J Biomech 2003; 36:497-503.

Chen JC, Chang WR, Shih TS, Chen CJ, Chang WP, Dennerlein JT, Ryan LM, Christiani DC. Using exposure prediction rules for exposure assessment: an example on whole-body vibration in taxi drivers. Epidemiology 2004; 15:293-9.

Chen JC, Dennerlein JT, Shih TS, Chen CJ, Cheng Y, Chang WP, Ryan LM, Christiani DC. Knee pain and driving duration: a secondary analysis of the Taxi Drivers’ Health Study. Am J Public Health 2004; 94:575-81.

Jindrich DL, Balakrishnan AD, Dennerlein JT. Effects of keyswitch design and finger posture on finger joint kinematics and dynamics during tapping on computer keyswitches. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 2004; 19:600-8.

Jindrich DL, Balakrishnan AD, Dennerlein JT. Finger joint impedance during tapping on a computer keyswitch. J Biomech 2004; 37:1589-96.

Chen JC, Dennerlein JT, Chang CC, Chang WR, Christiani DC. Seat inclination, use of lumbar support and low-back pain of taxi drivers. Scand J Work Environ Health 2005; 31:258-65.

Dennerlein JT. Finger flexor tendon forces are a complex function of finger joint motions and fingertip forces. J Hand Ther 2005; 18:120-7.

Lee EC, Rafiq A, Merrell R, Ackerman R, Dennerlein JT. Ergonomics and human factors in endoscopic surgery: a comparison of manual vs telerobotic simulation systems. Surg Endosc 2005.





In the Press

Dennerlein JT   The Paradox of the Perfect Chair, In Is All That Sitting Really Killing Us?  Room for debate.  New York 23 April 2010.

Perlstein L. Rethinking the School Desk: Is the best way to fix the American classroom to improve the furniture?  Slate  26 October 2010.